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Volvo Group Belgium

Management Traineeship

Company description

Imagine yourself working with some of the sharpest and most creative brains in the transport and infrastructure industry, developing cutting-edge technologies and sustainable transport solutions that will change the future of society.

Imagine yourself working in a company that really believes that people are its driving force, fostering a culture of energy, passion and respect for the individual.

Imagine yourself working for the Volvo Group, a global leader in sustainable transport solutions with about 100,000 employees, production in 19 countries and sales in about 190 countries. A place where your voice is heard and your ideas matter.

Together we move the world...

Job description

The Volvo Group Management Traineeship gives you a unique opportunity to gain a holistic view of the Truck Assembly Process and to kick-start your career through different assignments, work in different parts of the organization, networking, and professional and personal development.

The program includes a combination of common and individual graduate activities and day-to-day work at the company and runs for 2 years !

As Management Trainee you will conduct different (small to large) projects within our production facility in Ghent, from a cross-functional perspective, with an opportunity to get familiar with the company and its different departments (Operations, Logistics, Business Control, …).

MAIN TASKS:

  • You contribute to continuous improvement of safety, quality,  delivery precision, cost efficiency, environmental impact and employee satisfaction within operations. To achieve these goals, a close collaboration with Continuous Improvement teams and cross-functional work over departments is key
  • You develop production means and processes according to the lean concepts (labeling, tooling, handling, storage, …)
  • You investigate new technologies and identify what can be applied
  • As Trainee you follow the production process in different aspects (Operations, Logistics, Safety, Business Control, Engineering, Quality, …)

Searched Profile

Overall requirements:

  • Master in Engineering or Master in Business Economics, Master in Safety & Environment Management or another master combined with a huge passion for manufacturing.
  • Valid work-permit for applied country if not citizen
  • Excellent spoken and written Dutch and English (Additional languages are given merit)
  • Maximum of 1 year previous work-experience prior to or after graduation
  • International experience is meriting

Additional requirements:

Experience in Production, Logistics, Safety or Quality or Business Controlling is an advantage

Personal profile:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • An aptitude for self-development and a holistic view
  • Perseverance, energy and a drive to improve
  • Leadership potential
  • Lean management knowledge is an  asset

We offer

Travel: Occasional

Location: Gent, Belgium

Offre :

  • A position with responsibility within a leading international company
  • Personal development through learning on the job and additional external trainings
  • A market oriented compensation, including a range of fringe benefits

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